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Outside City Hall is a column by John Fox and Carolee Colter of the Seattle Displacement Coalition that has been appearing in Pacific Publishing newspapers and elsewhere since 2004. This web site was recently established to further inform the public of these important issues.
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Category Archives: Homelessness
Busing the homeless out of Seattle won’t help Earlier this month, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn offered what he characterized as a more effective answer to homelessness: free bus tickets out of town. It’s his rebuttal, and what he claims … Continue reading
University Heights Community Center to host important forum on “car camping” this Thursday, August 8th, 7-9 pm.
You’re invited: Panel of experts with audience discussion on how we can compassionately address this crisis – over half of all homeless live in their vehicles yet there are almost no ‘sanctioned’ areas for them in Seattle or King County
The UN says residential displacement undermines human rights: so are city leaders guilty of human rights violations?
“From mass forced evictions to make way for luxury developments, to nameless corporations purchasing real estate from remote boardrooms, to empty homes and people pushed out of their communities because they simply could not afford to live there…” –United Nations … Continue reading
Council discussion of CM Herbold’s anti-displacement bill originally scheduled for next week has been postponed
Community leaders say “without passage of Herbold’s bill, our city can’t begin to manage, let alone overcome, homelessness; our shortage of low cost housing can only grow” Originally scheduled for next week’s City Council Land Use Committee Meeting, April 17th, … Continue reading
CM Herbold’s Anti-Displacement ordinance only topic for Wednesday PLUZ committee meeting 930AM March 6th Council Chambers
Please share with our supporters: CM Herbold’s Anti-Displacement Measure is the only topic for consideration, we’re told, this coming March 6th Wed, 930AM in Council Chambers at the Planning and Land Use Committee meeting. If you care about the continued … Continue reading
What missing middle? More than 110,000 rentals are affordable to 28,000 middle income households in Seattle
Mayor Durkan’s middle income task force is more deja vu than ‘first ever’, like many past attempts aimed at giving developers a free hand and handing them more of our tax dollars. written by Carolee Colter and John V. Fox … Continue reading
It’s a foregone conclusion what to expect from this developer dominated advisory group and a long ways from ‘first ever’ This is a Quote from Mayor Durkan’s recent press announcement: “Today, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the establishment of the … Continue reading